Arsenal considering move for £7m-rated FC Basel defender Eray Comert

first_imgComert made 31 appearances for Basel last season (Picture: Getty)Everton were linked with a move for Comert back in January but a deal failed to materialise and Arsenal could look to capitalise by offering him a chance to play in the Premier League.AdvertisementAdvertisementEmery is keen to add a central defender to his ranks and Arsenal are reportedly closing in on the capture of William Saliba from Saint-Etienne in a deal worth €25m.However, the highly-rated 18-year-old may end up staying at Saint-Etienne next season on loan from the Gunners to further his development, meaning Emery could sign another defender.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal are operating under tight financial restrictions this summer following their failure to finish in the top-four and Comert’s £7m price tag makes him a realistic transfer target.Although he is yet to be capped by Switzerland at senior level, Comert has captained the U21 side and scored twice in six matches.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Eray Comert established himself as a first-team regular at FC Basel last season (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery is weighing up a move for FC Basel defender Eray Comert as he bids to bolster Arsenal’s defensive options ahead of the new season.According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal are preparing a £7m bid for the 21-year-old and will send representatives to Switzerland for talks with Basel over his availability on Saturday.Comert rose through the youth ranks at Basel before establishing himself as a first-team regular in the 2018-19 season, making 31 appearances for the club in all competitions.A Switzerland U21 international, Comert has also spent time on loan at Basel’s Swiss Super League rivals Lugano and FC Sion over the past few seasons.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Advertisement Arsenal considering move for £7m-rated FC Basel defender Eray Comert Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 26 Jun 2019 1:48 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link338Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

“Ready, Set, Bloom!” – It is Tulip Time in Belle Plaine

first_imgSumner Newscow report — “Ready, Set, Bloom!” is the theme for the annual Tulip Time Festival celebration held at Belle Plain this weekend starting Thursday night with opening of the carnival and ended Sunday afternoon.The annual Tulip Time Festival has been held each Spring since 1986.  Each year Belle Plaine welcomes thousands of visitors to this two day event.  With a multitude of activities for every age including arboretum tours, athletic competitions, a parade, arts and crafts, fun food, and a variety of on-stage entertainment, it’s no wonder this event attracts visitors from a wide area of the central United States.The schedule for this year’s events are as follows: Thursday, April 106:00 pm WEEE Entertainment Carnival opens,                    4th & Merchant                                                             Pay One Price Session from 7 pm-11 pmFriday       April 11th5:30 pm Check-In for Inside Vendors                                      Elementary Gym6:00 pm WEEE Entertainment Carnival opens,                    4th & Merchant                                                              Pay One Price Session from 7 pm-11 pm8:00 pm  Street Dance       Hosted by DJ Gabe Stewart        Downtown StageSaturday  April 12th6:00 am    Check in for Vendor’s Fair                                           5th & Main7:00 am     Masons Pancake Feed                                                 421 N Merchant9:00 am    Pet Show  & Contest                                                   by Downtown Stage                   Outside Vendor’s Fair Opens                                       5th & Merchant                   Inside Vendor’s Fair Opens                                    Elem Gym 6th & Merchant                   Food Court Opens                                                          5th & Merchant                   Car Show Check-In                                                        6th & Merchant                   Chamber Information & Retail Sales Booth             5th & Merchant                   Lions Club Health Screening Van                               5th & Merchant9:30 am    Flag Presentation               Boy Scout Troop #361                   BPES 4th Grade Sing Team                                          Downtown Stage                   OPENING CEREMONIES                   Welcome / Presentations        by Julie Gooch, Chamber President                   Quality Citizen of the Year                   Parade Grand Marshall                   Button Design Winner (Bithia Heath)                   T-Shirt Design Winner (Tori Fox)                    Print Design Winner   (Hunter Good)                   2014 Print to BP Library  9:45 am   Library Doors will be locked for Photo Show Judging.  Doors will reopen when Judging is complete10:00 am  BARTLETT ARBORETUM Opens                             4th & Line                   Car Show                                                                         6th & Merchant                   Fun Cycles                                                                       6th & Merchant                   Tupperware Demonstration – Deb Shirkey              Elementary Gym10:15 am  Presentation of Pet Show Winners                             Downtown Stage10:30 am  Duke & Duchess Winners                                            Downtown Stage11:00 am   The Remnants                                                               Downtown Stage                    Check-In & Line-Up for Parade                                10th & Main                    Tastefully Simple Demo – Barbara King                  Elementary Gym                     TT Transportation (11 – 5 pm) Arboretum, Downtown, Parking Areas 11:30 am  Parade Floats Judging                                                 10th & Main                    Decorated Bicycle Contest                                          10th & Lincoln12:00 pm   2014 TULIP TIME PARADE                    WEEE Entertainment Carnival opens (12 – 11pm) 4th and Merchant  1:00 pm   Diversity                                                                         Downtown Stage                     Car Show entry booth closes                                     6th & Merchant                     Pampered Chef – Chelsea Moore                              Elementary Gym  2:00 pm   Southwind Ramblers                                                  Downtown Stage                    Car Show People’s Choice Ballots Due                     6th & Merchant  3:00 pm   Main Street Honky Tonk                                           Downtown Stage                     Tastefully Simple Demo – Barbara King                 Elementary Gym                     Photography Best of Show judging ends                222 W 5th   3:30 pm  Car Show Awards                                                        6th & Merchant  3:45 pm   Musical performances of local artists                      Downtown Stage  4:00 pm   Check in for River Valley Rally                                 4th & Main                     Pampered Chef  Demo- Chelsea Moore                  Elementary Gym  4:30 pm   Last Great Summer                                                     Downtown Stage  5:00 pm   River Valley Rally Begins                                           4th & Main  5:45 pm   River Valley Rally Trophy Presentation                  Downtown Stage  6:00 pm   Talent Show                                                                  Downtown Stage  7:30 pm   Movie Under the Stars                                                6th  & MerchantSunday     April 13th  7:00 am   Masons Pancake Feed (7am-2pm)                           421 N Merchant  9:00am    Photography Best of Show Awarded                        222 W 5th10:00 am   Outside Vendor’s Fair (10am – 5pm)                       5th & Merchant                     Inside Vendor’s Fair (10am – 5pm)                         6th & Merchant                     Food Court open                                                          5th & Merchant11:00 am    TT Transportation (11 – 5 pm) Arboretum, Downtown, Parking Areas12:00 pm   Performances by the 2014 Talent Show Winners     Downtown Stage                     WEEE Entertainment Carnival opens                  4th & Merchant                                                                Pay One Price Session from 12 pm-4 pm                     Fun Cycles (12pm – 5pm)                                           6th & Merchant  1:00 pm    KIDS FEST (in front of Elementary School)          6th & Merchant                     Andy Newberry & the Electro-Bluesy-Grass Band   Downtown Stage                      Carnival POP Wristband Session (12pm – 4pm)     4th & Merchant                      Tastefully Simple Demo – Kim Benson                   Elementary Gym  1:30 pm    Jigsaw Puzzle Contest (1:30pm – 3:30pm)              Elementary Cafeteria  2:00 pm    Justify of Prairie Trail Cowboy Church                   Downtown Stage  3:00 pm    Jazz For Jesus                                                               Downtown Stage                   Tastefully Simple Demo – Kim Benson                   Elementary Gym                   Photography Entries can be picked up (3-5pm) 222 W 5th                                                                               Or during regular Library Hours the following week.  M 5-8pm, Tu 2-5pm, W-Fr 9am-Noon & 1-5pm, Sat 9am – Noon.  4:00 pm    BP Community Worship Service                               Downtown Stage           Church of Christ, First Baptist Church, United Methodist Church  5:00 pm    Community Organization Prize Winners                 Downtown StageFollow us on Twitter. 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